November 16, 2009
Anne Responds to Mohler Incest

Read incest story here Recent news outlets have let us all know how horrible child sexual abuse is… Let’s get them talking about how to PREVENT it. Tune in tomorrow for our second Tuesday Talking Point. Anne will discuss her experience of sexual abuse and how it led her to found Darkness to Light.

November 13, 2009
Talking To Your Kids About Sex

At Darkness to Light we believe that as adults, we are responsible for keeping our children safe from sexual abuse. One major aspect of keeping children safe is teaching them about healthy sexual behavior. Sex is a part of life and sooner or later kids will become curious. As parents, it may not be fun, …

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November 12, 2009
Where We've Come: A Child Sexual Abuse S ...

Thirty years ago a man named Eddie Fischer was laying a dark cloud over the city of Charleston. A teacher at Porter-Gaud School, Fischer was a man loved and respected by peers and parents alike. Eddie drove a Porsche, was a good-looking southern gentleman and Citadel graduate and had a larger than life personality. Eddie …

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November 11, 2009
The Man in Black Trench Coat is NOT Who ...

Most people growing up are taught to be weary of strangers; those guys in black trench coats who offer kids candy as a lure to abduct them. While kids obviously should be on guard when it comes to strangers, it may shock you to know that it’s the people they know and trust that pose …

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November 10, 2009
Tuesday Talking Points: Anne Lee, Founde ...

Each Tuesday we’re going to upload a video which gives the Darkness to Light take on the issue of child sexual abuse. This week, Anne Lee, the founder of Darkness to Light, explains our Tuesday Talking Points and discusses why PREVENTION is the key to ending child sexual abuse.

November 4, 2009
Mackenzie Phillips to Accept "Voice of C ...

Mackenzie Phillips has been honored as Darkness to Light’s “Voice of Courage Award” recipient for our 2009 Circle of Light Gala. In a tell-all book out Wednesday, the former childhood actress reveals that her dad, musician John Phillips of the ’60s band the Mamas and the Papas, engaged with her in a long-term incestuous relationship. …

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November 2, 2009
Turning outrage into action to prevent c ...

Roman Polanksi’s long-ago rape of a drugged 13-year-old finally lands him in jail. Jaycee Lee Duggard, imprisoned by a pedophile for more than a decade, is freed. Elizabeth Smart’s kidnapper goes on trial. Mac-kenzie Phillips declares herself a victim of incest. Queen Latifah and Tom Arnold tell their stories of sexual abuse. Pat Conroy chronicles …

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October 22, 2009
Gearing Up For The Gala: Passage to Indi ...

Each November at Darkness to Light we have our “Circle of Light Gala.” The Circle of Light Gala is always an unforgettable evening of fine wine, gourmet cuisine, and breathtaking entertainment. This black tie affair takes place underneath the stars in Marion Square with Charleston’s premier chefs showing off their culinary talents. Best of all, …

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October 21, 2009
Thank You Susan Komen

The window of “Cupcake.” King St. Charleston As I’m sure we’ve all seen, October is breast cancer awareness month. Traditionally, October evokes images of reds, golds and browns, but PINK is quickly becoming a major player in October’s color world and quite frankly, it’s WONDERFUL! In 1982, when Komen for the cure was founded, breast …

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October 5, 2009
As a fellow child rape victim, hearing R ...

There is a sense of outrage that cannot be quelled, that never goes away. It appears that Roman Polanski, the film-directing admitted child rapist, has become something of a martyr to some of the smartest and most creative people in the world. People from Pedro Almodovar to Jack Lang, the former Minister of Culture in …

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September 23, 2009
Facebook Successes

Thanks to our anonymous August Donor we blew our Facebook “Race to 15,000 Member Challenge” out of the water! An average of over 200 people a day joined our Cause and helped us recruit 8,000 new members in 5 weeks. Thank you to all of you who joined our cause, especially those of you who …

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September 18, 2009
Darkness to Light in Colorado

As we get ready to celebrate Labor Day and reflect on the start of another new school year, it is a good time to look at all the great things that have been accomplished through our prevention efforts. It’s also a good time to look forward to some new changes and ways to continue making …

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September 18, 2009
OAK Chef Brett Mckee gets INKED, Helps D ...

Chef Brett McKee of Oak Steakhouse has another rock star accomplishment to add to his list: a profile in Inked, a magazine that celebrates the art of the tattoo. Appropriately enough, he’s featured in the Ink for a Cause column by Heidi Minx, which highlights people (with tattoos) who raise awareness and money for worthy …

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September 17, 2009
Looking at the World Differently

By Ken BurgerCan 10 people gathered in a small room on a Friday afternoon save a child from the nightmarish hell of living with the scars of sexual abuse? Yes and no. They might save more. Someone taking the Darkness To Light training session may recognize a problem before it starts, scare a predator away …

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September 9, 2009
Teachers to Take Prevention Training

Darkness to Light offers education program to help recognize signsBy Diette Courrégé The Post and Courier Monday, September 7, 2009 A program of child sexual abuse prevention, recognition and response will be taught to all teachers in the Berkeley, Charleston and Dorchester 2 school districts by the end of the year, the districts have pledged. …

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August 31, 2009
Child sexual abuse can be prevented

Letter to Herald Times Reporter Touting “Stewards of Children“ In lieu of the recent news articles showing the prevalence and effects of sexual abuse, my hope is many are asking, “How can we prevent this atrocity from repeating itself in this community? Holy Family Memorial’s Sexual Assault Resource Center (SARC), in collaboration with Lakeshore CAP, …

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August 28, 2009
Childhood Stories

We recently posted our Childhood Stories documentary on our website and we encourage everyone to check it out. This documentary explains exactly Why We Do What We Do. Childhood Stories

August 21, 2009
YouTube

We’ve gotten our YouTube channel up and going and we’re excited to be able to reach people through another avenue. So far our channel is primarily PSAs we’ve used past and present, and we hope to be able to provide you with stimulating and useful information regarding child sexual abuse PREVENTION. Darkness2Light Channel

August 19, 2009
Darkness to Light Featured in "Self" Mag ...

Amy Barth, supporter of Darkness2Light, was featured in this month’s issue of Self magazine! Amy, a survivor herself, has done great things to help other survivors of child sexual abuse by founding and running Camp Cadi.

August 18, 2009
Art Walk or Ant March? (Charleston Magaz ...

Jeffrey Kennedy, a local artist, has decided on the latter, building giant metal ant sculptures that “march” all over downtown Charleston. However, these colorful and fun ants do much more than creep up on the Chinese takeout you left on the kitchen counter last night. All sizes of wire and clay ants are on parade …

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